UW News

September 4, 2020

Rankings: UW is among the best in the nation, world according to three news outlets

Three new rankings out this month place UW among the best schools in the nation and the world.

Times Higher Education released its 2021 World University Rankings of the top 1,000 universities in the world. The UW ranked 29th, maintaining its position as the 4th among public universities in the U.S.

Washington Monthly magazine ranked UW Tacoma No. 2 in the West for schools that represent “Best Bang for the Buck.” This list ranks schools according to how well they help non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices. The ranking is created by isolating social mobility metrics from the main rankings of four-year institutions.

On the Washington Monthly 2020 National University Rankings, the UW placed No. 16, moving up three positions from last year. This ranking, published annually since 2005, evaluates colleges based on what they do for the country, according to the magazine. Washington Monthly ranks national universities — four-year institutions that award a significant number of doctoral degrees — based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories: social mobility, research and promoting public service. More about the list methodology can be found here.

And the UW ranked in the top 20 on Money magazine’s 2020 list of best colleges, ranked by value.